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Mfc-5840cn it wont print black and white pages, i have no colour ink but do have black ink. how do i fix?

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Some printers REQUIRE a color cartidge to work, even if you're not using color.

Check your documentation to see if this is the case,

Also check in your printers' "Control Panel" or it's software to see if you FORCE black printing only.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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